January 31st, 2017

Structures Future Past

by Nikki Owens

This month in the City Gallery you can find new work by HCA artist Quincy Owens. Owens is taking a different approach to place-based art, inspired by the upcoming Pre-Enactment Theater project taking place on 16th St. later this year. He has been inspired to explore the concept of creating the perfect neighborhood. “Utopia is […]

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January 26th, 2017

Connecting with Indy Flats

by Josh Betsey

As an artist, Josh Betsey has exhibited his work at the Harrison Center. We are excited to partner with him in new ways in his position as Service Coordinator at Indy Flats Apartments. Betsey is introducing Indy Flats residents to the Harrison Center as he helps connect them to all that living in urban Indy has to […]

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January 24th, 2017

On the Hill

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

To most, the steep embankment of the highway is a necessary mound of dirt to keep the highway high, but, to me, it is track practice. Interrupting the team’s timed laps around the Old Northside soccer fields, coach would inevitably point to the highway to which we went running, single-file lines climbing up to the […]

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January 19th, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: Another Interlude

by cgindy

We hope you have been enjoying the HCA Hip Hoperetta tour. “Another Interlude” takes us to the artist studios on the second floor—namely Josh Rush, Justin Vining, Kipp Normand, Johnny McKee, Kyle Ragsdale and Amy Reel. Next, we’ll drop below ground level to the Hank & Dolly’s Gallery.     The Hip Hoperetta Musical History Tours set to music the […]

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January 12th, 2017

Hip Hoperetta, Song by Song: The Historic Sanctuary

by cgindy

Built in 1902, the Harrison Center’s historic sanctuary was originally built for the First Presbyterian Church when it moved north to Delaware Street. One of  the church’s most prominent congregants was President Benjamin Harrison, who passed on before construction of this building was completed. His wife commissioned a Tiffany stained glass window, Angel of the Resurrection, […]

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January 10th, 2017

Dramatic Indy: A Family of Performing Artists in the Old Northside

by Amy Sheldrake Eddy

Almost five years ago, Kris and Amy Owens moved into their house on College Avenue in the Old Northside.  Amy is a professional dancer, singer, ballet instructor, and model with the locally-based Helen Wells Agency.  Kris teaches performing arts and serves as the theater director of Ben Davis High School on the west side of Indy.  Amy’s […]

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January 5th, 2017

Indy Cartography

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

Mass Ave This January, City Gallery exhibits “Indy Cartography,” a series of maps recalling the long-time home of Indy-native Kate Oberreich. Indianapolis has experienced rapid change in the past decade, and Oberreich has witnessed this first hand. Growing up as the third generation in her family’s old, white Herron-Morton Place home, then moving to Old […]

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January 3rd, 2017

New Neighbors

by cgindy

The newest restaurant from partners Peter George and Tom Main recently opened for business, Festiva (serving fresh full flavored Mexican food) is just east of the Monon Trail on 16th St. We appreciate how this duo contributes to the growth of our neighborhood and are thankful for their love of our neighborhood. When the time […]

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